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Dying To Know: The Crowd Fund

Head on over to igg.me/at/dyingtoknow to check out the Dying To Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary crowd fund. It’s not live and is full of sorts of great perks. If you donate now you’ll get a stream of the film before the holidays, makes for great gift giving.

Gay Dillingham (director/producer) has put this video together to explain the process:

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Some new Amazon picks!

Book, music and life hack lovers! I picked out some new stuff that I think you might like. If you enjoy the podcast, you’ll enjoy these books, albums and gadgets.

In particular, I am blown away by the Illumi Smart Light Bulb. I’m a little late into the smart-home system game but for $60 it’s a great way in to see if a wired home is for you. Controlling the room moods and setting presets from the iOS app makes it so groovy. A life hack worth checking out.

And of course using this Amazon a-store supports the podcast so much! Thank you and love – zl

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE STORE

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New age quote of the week!!

For people who know me well, know that I am the most anti new age, new age guy around. I’m deep in the gestalt but I’m constantly making fun of it at the same time. The law of attraction stuff could go either way for me, not sure I’m completely sold on it.

Anyway, this quote from the Abraham-Hicks channelers (the Law of Attraction folks) dug in real deep for me:

“There will be a time, not so far from now, that you will look back on this phase of your life and instead of condemning it or beating up on it…Instead of blaming or guilting, you will feel appreciation for it, because you will understand that a renewed desire for life was born out of this time period that will bring you to physical heights that you could not have achieved without the contrast that gave birth to this desire.”

 

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Welcome to IAH – a new podcast

Finally, after months of hemming and hawing we’re pretty psyched to launch our new podcast. So, who is the “our” anyway?

It’s All Happening is the brain child of Zach Leary and Elijah Allan-Blitz – two reasonably intelligent, strange, wise and funny guys who live in Los Angeles. Both Zach and Elijah have found themselves talking to some pretty amazing people throughout their lives and at a retreat in January decided why not bring some of these amazing people to the world via the web.

From Zach, “For me personally, the plane has crashed into the mountain several times in my life. Each time it does however, I  find myself talking about the lessons I’ve learned on the path with some the most amazing and inspiring people I know and then I realize just how lucky I am. Podcasting is a way for us to return to the conversation. For us to take a break from this hyper intense utopian pin ball machine that is our daily life. It allows for us to slow down and return to an actual long form conversation using stories and words that produce results that may surprise and even at times inspire the listener.”

The show is called “It’s All Happening”  and every week or so (sometimes more, sometimes less) we’ll be bringing you conversations with amazing people about consciousness, art, yoga, technology, music, comedy and whatever-the-fuck else seems interesting in the moment.

Stay tuned, sign our mailing list and thank you!

Zach and Elijah

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6 rules to make Facebook a better place

6 rules to make Facebook a better place. Brought you to you by me, of course.

1.) Limit Self Promotion – a little is cool but use a FB fan page if all you want to do is promote yourself. Otherwise it degrades the qualitative aspect of Facebook. Ok, we get it. You’re going out on another audition. Awesome.

2.) Reciprocity – like and comment on other peoples stuff too. Just don’t use FB as your own personal megaphone without engaging in the bigger cultural conversation.

3.) Disrupt the algorithm – alter your own “Filter Bubble”. Read up on the “Filter Bubble” for more on this. But you can’t be objective if all you’re doing is engaging with nothing but liberal stuff. Read and befriend some people who are on the other side. This way FB starts showing you content that may not necessarily be relevant to who you are but you’ll probably find VERY interesting.

4.) Enough cute animal pics and videos – we’re done with that. thanks.

5.) Argue (kindly) – I fail at this, I get involved in way too many FB arguments where I end up being rude to someone. My intentions always start off well though! Anyway, get in a healthy debate on FB often and you’ll see how amazing is that so many good ideas and perspectives can come out of this place.

6.) Post cool stuff – what’s cool to you may not be cool to me, obviously. With that said – post videos, stories and ideas that are you find thought provoking and disruptive. Again, cute cat pics don’t count. Be passionate about what interests you – the militant vegans are good at this, so are the far lefties and the far righties.